Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Loud snap when closing window

asked by on

The rear passenger's side power window is not working. There was a loud snap when we tried to close the window.

Hello. If you heard a loud snap and your window is no longer working, that is probably a sign that the motor or regulator have failed. The snap you heard may have been a piece of the motor breaking, or perhaps a cable from the regulator snapping or breaking. I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, remove the door panel and inspect the window system.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car shakes violently and 'check engine' flashes

Since you are only getting a misfire on cylinder number 3 specifically, this informs me that the cylinder ignition is not the problem. Since the engine has a coil pack that powers two cylinders at the same time and if...

Q: 2002 Mercedes won't start

The fuel pump on your car is usually silent, so I don't think that is what your hearing. As for the fuel filter, It's highly unlikely that a fuel filter will become so badly blocked that it will prevent your...

Q: Air coming through window

If a window in your car is closed and air is coming through it, chances are the molding around the window has failed. It could also be that your window isn't closing properly due to a failed window regulator. Have...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.